This session is designed to enhance your ability to maintain a steady state at the threshold for the 40km bike leg. Although this session is designed specifically for Olympic Distance Triathletes, any cyclist competing in an event that will take about an hour of riding such as road cyclists and mountain bikers can benefit.
Each Wednesday I’ll post a Windtrainer Workout that you can do in about 60 minutes to enhance your cycling. See a previous post about training intensity (Levels) to know how hard to work. If you are working directly with Coach Ray he will in most cases prescribe either a Power Zone or Heart Rate Zone to work within if you are training with these tools.
This session builds on the session from last week and was inspired by an article in Joe Friel & Jim Vance’s Triathlon Science book.
Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Olympic Distance Tri Threshold Session 1
Olympic Distance Tri Threshold Session 2
- 10min WU Level II;
- 5x 12min Level IV, 3min Level II RI;
- 10min CD Level I-II;
- 10min Stretching
The Warm Up (WU) should be done at an intensity that is steady but not overconsuming at Level II. Ride for a minimum of 10 minutes.
The main set involves riding at Level IV for five reps of twelve minutes duration. Interspace the efforts with three-minute Rest Intervals (RI) of riding at Level II.
Conclude the ride with a Cool Down (CD) of ten minutes riding at Level II.
Finish with 10 minutes of stretching to assist with the recovery.
If you would like further advice feel free to contact me.
I am the Head Coach & Director of Qwik Kiwi – Endurance Sports Consultant.
I specialise in assisting first-timers and recreational athletes to achieve their sporting goals. I can be contacted at email@example.com and 021 348 729.
Join over 2,359 people who have already signed up to be kept up to date with great workouts and training information in my informative newsletter.
Share this post so your friends can benefit as well.
Download the Garmin (.FIT) and Zwift (.ZWO) files for this workout for FREE
If you enjoyed this workout, here is a similar session I published 12 months ago.
Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: 3x 12 minute Threshold Intervals
Get my 6-week FTP Cycling Plan through Training Peaks. Over these 6 weeks improve your FTP by following my sequence of intervals. Results Guaranteed. Purchase here.